The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are amongst the world's most revered and ancient teachings. Discussing life, Yoga and how to follow the path of spiritual enlightenment, the Sutras are as relevant today as ever before. Written more than 2000 years ago by the Indian sage Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras are the earliest and most influential Hindu and Yoga texts in existence. Today, they still provide us with a profound and enlightening study of what it means to be human. Patanjali shows the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gain mastery over the mind and emotions, and overcome obstacles to our spiritual evolution. As well as the basic commentary and translation, the book is thoroughly cross-referenced, resulting in a book that is of value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.